The CNC machine compresses a fully-functional, highly automated CNC machine into 50 square feet – processing panels vertically, like a vertical panel saw, to reduce floor space usage.
Vertical machining centers have proven popular, with thousands sold. They have allowed custom woodshops and closets companies that are landlocked to automate without relocating or rebuilding. And in larger plants they have formed production pods for the increasingly tailored “batch-one” cabinets and storage systems.
Essentially, the operator places a panel into the rail at the opening on either side of the Evolution, and it does the rest. It cuts all four sides and the front face, feeding the workpiece through the system and sawing, cutting, drilling, shaping, and grooving, delivering the finished piece at the exit end.
Simplifying operation of the Evolution is its HOPS software package, which has a 3D milling simulator – previewing the project. Evolution also handles design files from other applications through a DXF interface.
In the standard configuration, it handles panels 3 feet high, and up to 10 feet long (without additional support rollers). A panel weighing up to 165 lbs. can be a processed. It can automatically adjust to workpiece thicknesses from 0.33 inch to 2.75 inch without operator adjustment. And it can mill workpieces as small as 8×2.75-inch.
can route all 4 sides 400 Volt – 3 Phase – 35 amp max 9 HP air cooled spindle 8 c/m Becker dry vane pump 16 position boring head X axis saw head 6 position automatic tool change Four 80mm x 80mm vacuum pods Two 80mm x 40 mm vacuum pods 6 HSK tool holders with collets